Two alternatives to be presented for road between Salyersville and Prestonsburg
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2015) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting on Nov. 19 to share details for two plans to extend the Mountain Parkway between Salyersville and Prestonsburg. The meeting will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Prestonsburg Elementary School, 140 South Clark Rd.
The alternatives would either widen the parkway along the existing corridor (KY 114) or build a new road along a cross-country corridor to the north of KY 114. The new plans are the results of studies conducted after public feedback from an April meeting in Prestonsburg.
“Public feedback is one of many things we consider when we design Kentucky’s roads,” said Marshall Carrier, a KYTC engineer who is project manager for the Mountain Parkway Expansion. “We want to make sure that we choose a route that will serve this region well — not just tomorrow but for future generations.”
The public will see a video, along with updated maps and exhibits. KYTC representatives and members of the project team will be available for questions. Residents will again have the opportunity complete a questionnaire and provide feedback.
The Mountain Parkway Expansion is a 46-mile transportation improvement project that will create a wider, safer connection between Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the commonwealth. It is a key transportation project designed to close the only gap in a 400-mile, four-lane, high-speed corridor for commerce and mobility across Kentucky from Pikeville to Paducah. The project will widen 30 miles of the existing parkway from two lanes to four lanes, and will extend the parkway another 16 miles by widening KY 114 between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.